Fat Free Yoghurt

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29/07/2003 at 12:29
On the phone to my Mum last night, she told me that she had read some article which said that according to some research, people trying to lose weight who ate fat free yoghurt lost more weight than those who didn't, while following an otherwise identical diet.

Now, I take this with a large pinch of salt, as my Mum believes everything she reads in the newspaper, even at election time, but has anyone else heard of this, or know where I can find more information?
29/07/2003 at 12:34
Can't offer any enlightenment I'm afraid Nessie. My first question would be whether the control group ate yoghurt that wasn't fat free or ate no yoghurt at all. I'd be willing to believe that adding the protein and calcium from yoghurt to a diet may assist weight loss in some cases.
29/07/2003 at 12:34
Interesting, Nessie. There has been some research showing that it's easier to lose weight on a calcium-rich diet, which may have something to do with it.
29/07/2003 at 12:35
Found it:

SOURCE: Daily Mail, April 15, 2003
HEADLINE: How yoghurt helps trim your waistline
THE LOWDOWN: If you're dieting and want to shed weight more quickly, then eat yoghurt and other dairy products. Such foods often shunned by the calorie - conscious actually boost the body's ability to burn up fat, according to scientists. They found that those who ate fat-free yoghurt while dieting lost almost twice as much weight from their waistlines as those who did not. The reason is that calcium in dairy products helps speed up the weight-loss process, say researchers. A study at the University of Tennessee discovered that those who included fat-free yoghurt as part of their diet plan lost significantly more weight compared to those who simply cut calories. The yoghurt-eaters lost 22 per cent more weight, 61 per cent more body fat and 81 per cent more stomach fat during the 12-week test.
29/07/2003 at 12:37
Right. So the calcium-causes-weight-loss theory gathers more evidence.

Stilton sarnies and ice-cream for lunch today.
29/07/2003 at 12:42
Thigh bone from a bull for me.
29/07/2003 at 12:47
SO I can start eating my toenails again can I ;)
29/07/2003 at 12:48
that might explain why I find it so difficult to shift weight... ie I have very little calcium in my diet... best start taking those supplements again!!
29/07/2003 at 12:49
Eat someone else's toenails Merc - you don't know where it might lead.
29/07/2003 at 12:50
Or maybe it's because you're just on the right side of "bag of bones", Spans?
29/07/2003 at 12:51
Urgh no Glenn! the wifes are all bruised and black , bit strange that I thought it only happened to marathon runner !
29/07/2003 at 12:51
nooo definitely turning apple shape at the mo... great legs and shoulders, shame about the middle!
29/07/2003 at 12:52
I think the findings about calcium intake and weight loss are specific to dairy products.

Suits me. I love yogurt, though I prefer it with the fat left in.
29/07/2003 at 12:54
That reminds me, I must go and buy some milk. We've been living on UHT because we haven't bothered shopping since TW.
29/07/2003 at 13:00
Right, I'm off to buy:

Lots of fat free yoghurt
Some shares in the Muller Corporation!

Must admit, the fruit corners are my favourite, and they're probably the highest fat ones you can buy. Sod'd law at work again.
29/07/2003 at 13:02
must add that to the shopping list since I have lost everywhere BUT my waist which remains stubbornly the same!
29/07/2003 at 13:05
Ick! Muller ones are revolting! They actually add cream to some of them.

I eat tons of fat-free stuff (mmmm!), but it's doing nowt to help my waistline.... er.... hang on....!
29/07/2003 at 13:19
that reminds me , I havnt finished luch yet .......muller corner , peach and apricot !
29/07/2003 at 14:15
Anyone know if there's a smuch calcium in skimmed milk as "normal"?
29/07/2003 at 14:16
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